Analysis Of The Film ' Zero Dark Thirty '

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The film “Zero Dark Thirty” portrays the usage of torture being used to acquire information, which media enhances this torture to be favorable. The novel, Terrorism TV: Popular Entertainment in Post-9/11 America by Stacy Takacs, explores the “noble grunt” based upon how the information and the media merge together to allow viewers to think otherwise. “Zero Dark Thirty” directs a film based on a female actress who has her first experience for “the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden” through the use of “torturous interrogation techniques in bringing him down”. Arguments such as acts of torture, information and technology and perspective of individuals are used throughout the essay. In exploring “Zero Dark Thirty”, of detainee…show more content…
This made the American people feel as if we had accomplished a task, to take out the terrorist that had been negatively impacting the United States. Another interview done by, David Gregory and Powell (secretary of state) talks about “the enhanced interrogation technique, such as waterboarding torture”. Waterboarding has been used in the film, “Zero Dark Thirty” to an al-Qaeda-affiliated detainee, Ammar, which led the U.S. forces to the discovery and eventual death of Osama bin Laden. Powell states “we cannot be a nation that simply ignores our obligation to ourselves, our obligations to our constitution, our obligations to our own moral standing in the world”. Furthermore, maltreatment occurred throughout “Zero Dark Thirty”, but the way media portrays the information out to the people is a big factor that plays a role in today’s time. In addition, Stacy Takacs author of Terrorism TV: Popular Entertainment in Post-9/11 America, argues about how the media has an impact on an individual’s view on a subject, such as terrorism. Takacs states, “Terrorism has a face, these images say, and that face is brown and bearded. The program also uses the metaphorics of “light” and “dark” to clarify who is “good” and who is “evil”. Thus, proving the fact that media takes the information and changes it so the viewers would view it as what the media told them too. Takacs speaks out about, The West Wing. This program “hinted at a more expansive
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